According to the latest study prepared by the General Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Food, in the period from January to July 2020, Germany became the main European destination for Almeria's agri-food exports, followed by France, the UK, Italy and the Netherlands.
Germany bought mainly peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers from Almeria's traders. In total, German imports totaled 594,000 tons worth 628 million Euro.
Almeria's peppers are not just what Germans buy the most from the province, but from the region of Andalusia as a whole, exceeding the value of Huelva's strawberries by 29 million Euro.
The products that the French imported the most in that period were zucchini, peppers and tomatoes, in that order, with notable growth achieved compared to the same period last year (close to 20%). The total value of France's agri-food purchases amounted to 320 million Euro, with 308,000 tons marketed.
The United Kingdom bought mostly peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes. Almeria sold 243,000 tons worth 260 million Euro to the British market.
Italy bought mainly peppers, tomatoes and eggplants, with 115 million Euro paid for 110,199 tons.
The Netherlands is the fifth largest consumer of the fruit and vegetables from Almeria. The Dutch, who re-ship part of their imports, mainly buy peppers, tomatoes and zucchini from the province's marketers and its purchases were worth 203 million Euro.